Opening of new wharenui at Te Rereatukahia marae, 1969 (Event)
SummaryThe opening of the new Tamawhariua wharenui at Te Rereatukahia marae in Katikati on 8 February 1969.Main BodyOn 11 January 1969, Labour Party Māori MP for Eastern Māori, Paraone Brown Reweti and Chairman of Tauranga County Council, Clarence Aeldred Moore opened the new Tamawhariua wharenui at Te Rereatukahia marae in Katikati alongside many of the hau kainga in attendance.
The new wharenui was built by Tipene Walters and Alex Taylor, supplier of some of the materials alongside others. Hughie Hunter was the secretary/ treasurer of the marae committee at the time.
Date of Event11 January 1969SourcesNew Meeting HouseNew Katikati Meeting House » Bay of Plenty Photo News, No. 80, 8 February 1969, page 62New meeting house a combined effort » Bay of Plenty Times, 13 January 1969The life and legacy of 'Mac' Moore » Katikati Advertiser, 27 August 2020, page 7Katikati Advertiser, January 1969